An Analysis Upon Various Physiological Impacts of Yogic Practices on Different Systems of Human Body |
Yoga was imparted in the morning and in the evening hourswith one hour per day for a period of twelve weeks. The systolic, diastolicblood pressure, body weight and lipid profile including TG, TC, LDLC,VLDLC (exceptHDLC) were significantly low in yoga group (P=<0.05) compared to the controlgroup. HDLC values were significantly high in yoga group. The results of testrevealed that yoga was effective in controlling the variables of hypertension. The objective of thisstudy is to assess the findings of selected articles regarding the therapeuticeffects of yoga and to provide a comprehensive review of the benefits ofregular yoga practice. As participation rates in mind-body fitness programssuch as yoga continue to increase, it is important for health careprofessionals to be informed about the nature of yoga and the evidence of itsmany therapeutic effects. Thus, this manuscript provides information regardingthe therapeutic effects of yoga as it has been studied in various populationsconcerning a multitude of different ailments and conditions. Therapeutic yogais defined as the application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment ofhealth conditions. Results from this study show that yogic practices enhancemuscular strength, body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory andcardiovascular function, promote recovery from treatment of addiction, improvesleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.